Inshore waters forecast and strong winds

Issued by the Met Office at

Inshore waters forecast to 12 miles offshore
to

General situation

A broad ridge of high pressure will move slowly from north to south across the United Kingdom, allowing Atlantic weather fronts to follow in across northwestern waters.

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Variable 2 to 4, becoming south or southwest 3 to 5, increasing 6 for a time near Cape Wrath. Smooth or slight, but moderate or rough to the north and west of Orkney. Rain at times. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest veering west, 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4, then cyclonic 4 or 5 later. Smooth or slight, but moderate to the north and west of Orkney. Occasional rain or drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.


Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed

24 hour forecast: Variable 2 to 4, becoming southeasterly then veering southwesterly later, 3 to 5. Smooth or slight. Showers later. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Westerly or southwesterly 3 to 5, becoming variable 3 or less in north. Smooth or slight. Occasional rain or drizzle later. Good, occasionally poor later.


Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby

24 hour forecast: North or northwest, veering southeast, 3 to 5, then veering west or southwest 3 or 4 later. Slight or moderate at first, becoming slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest, becoming variable at times, 2 to 4. Slight, becoming smooth or slight. Showers. Good.


Whitby to Gibraltar Point

24 hour forecast: North 3 to 5, veering northeast 3 or 4, then becoming variable 2 to 4 later. Slight or moderate, becoming slight. Showers at first. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable, becoming southeast for a time, 2 to 4. Slight, becoming smooth later. Fair. Good.


Gibraltar Point to North Foreland - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in south, becoming variable 3 or less later in north. Moderate, becoming slight later. Showers at first. Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 2 to 4. Slight, occasionally smooth later. Fair. Good.


North Foreland to Selsey Bill - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 3 to 5 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in dover strait. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northeasterly 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4. Slight, becoming smooth or slight. Mainly fair. Good.


Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northeasterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 2 to 4, occasionally 7 at first in east. Moderate, becoming slight. Occasional rain or showers, fair later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 2 to 4. Slight, becoming smooth. Fair. Good.


Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: North or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 2 to 4 for a time. Slight or moderate, becoming slight later. Occasional rain or showers at first. Moderate or poor, becoming good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: North or northwest 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4 at times. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.


Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

24 hour forecast: Northeast backing north or northwest, 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4 later. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in west. Mainly fair. Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 2 to 4, becoming northwest 4 or 5 for a time. Smooth or slight. Occasional rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.


St Davids Head to Great Orme Head, including St Georges Channel

24 hour forecast: Variable, becoming north or northwest, 2 to 4. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northwest backing southwest, then becoming variable later, 2 to 4. Smooth, occasionally slight. Occasional rain or drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.


Great Orme Head to the Mull of Galloway

24 hour forecast: Variable 2 to 4 at first in east, otherwise westerly or northwesterly 3 to 5. Smooth, occasionally slight. Occasional rain or drizzle later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Westerly or southwesterly, occasionally northwesterly later, 2 to 4. Smooth, occasionally slight. Occasional rain and drizzle. Moderate, occasionally poor.


Isle of Man

24 hour forecast: Northwest backing west or southwest 3 or 4. Slight. Rain or drizzle later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Westerly or southwesterly, 3 or 4. Slight. Mainly fair. Good.


Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

24 hour forecast: Northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 to 4. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in north. Occasional rain or drizzle later. Good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable, mainly west or southwest at first, 2 to 4. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in north. Occasional rain and drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.


Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and North Channel

24 hour forecast: Northwesterly, becoming variable at times, then backing southwesterly later, 2 to 4. Smooth or slight, mainly smooth in the Firth of Clyde, occasionally moderate later near Mull of Kintyre. Occasional rain and drizzle later. Good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwesterly, becoming variable, 2 to 4. Smooth or slight, mainly smooth in the Firth of Clyde, occasionally moderate at first near Mull of Kintyre. Occasional rain and drizzle. Moderate, occasionally poor.


Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

24 hour forecast: Northwesterly backing westerly 2 to 4, then backing southwesterly 3 to 5 for a time. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter, becoming rough for a time in northwest. Occasional rain or drizzle later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in northwest. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter. Occasional rain and drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.


The Minch - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time. Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate for a time. Occasional rain or drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwesterly, becoming cyclonic later, 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later in north. Smooth in central areas, otherwise slight or moderate. Occasional rain and drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.


Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time. Moderate, becoming rough for a time. Occasional rain or drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwesterly, becoming cyclonic later, 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later in north. Moderate. Occasional rain and drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.


Shetland Isles - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northwest backing southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later. Slight or moderate, becoming rough later in west. Rain later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

For Coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland - Strong wind warning

Valid Tuesday 22 Jun 2021 at 0600 UTC until Tuesday 22 Jun 2021 at 1800 UTC

General situation: A ridge of high pressure will build over Shetland and surrounding waters, declining later on Tuesday.

Forecast: Northwesterly backing southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later in the west. Moderate, but slight east of shetland. Mainly fair. Good.

Outlook for 12 Hours from 1800 UTC on Tuesday 22 Jun until 0600 UTC on Wednesday 23 Jun: Southwesterly 5 or 6, perhaps 7 for a time at first in the west. Moderate, becoming rough in the west later, occasionally slight at first in the east. Rain, fog patches. Moderate occasionally very poor.


Channel Islands - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northeast to north 5 to 6, locally 7, decreasing 4 to 5 in the north late afternoon and by dusk in the south, further decreasing 3 to 4 overnight. Moderate to rather rough, occasionally rough in mid-channel and the far west, decreasing slight to moderate this evening then slight overnight. Occasional rain and drizzle, locally heavy, clearing southwards by early evening. Moderate to poor, locally good, becoming good by evening.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northeast to north 3 to 4, backing north to northwest 2 to 3 by midnight. Slight, locally smooth during the evening and then mostly decreasing smooth during Thursday morning. Fine. Good.